I have an ear ache at the moment, and have had a really trying week at work – thus the lack of posts, and any ensuring crankiness.
i find myself becoming more frustrated by the overwhelming abstract nature of my job. i sit at a computer, adding information about other information. deal with colleagues, deal with all these small things that become big things for no real reason. all while my plants grow slowly. sometimes, i just want to make things. produce something. anything. the dream — subsistance farming in tasmania, living in a earth-bag house, is a long, long way off though.
my spinning wheel, as profiled last blog, is sadly a write-off. it feels so terribly wasteful, but the timber has warped. i’m on the lookout for a second hand one.
so, here are comforting plant photos. the kale is getting bigger! i should have planted them earlier, and sadly, they just don’t get enough sun to grow that fast, but damn it, i will have kale plants! i will not be dispirited! etc.etc.
the pak choi is also going great guns, if a little slowly.
and here is some amazing sock yarn. not a great photo, the colours are much more excellent in reality. the blues! so great.